HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 c454W
64. Mr. Eastham

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what sectors of industry or public services have increased their numbers in employment since 1979 as a direct result of Government investment.

Mr. MacGregor

Detailed information on the labour content of all Government investment is not readily available. Government investment expenditure is assessed in terms of its expected rates of return and in relation to the objectives of the investment. This will not necessarily involve an assessment of employment effects. Input-output tables for 1979, prepared by the Central Statistical Office, may be used to obtain information on the average labour intensity of different categories of expenditure.

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